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Definitions of constant

  1. uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing; " the ceaseless thunder of surf"; " in constant pain"; " night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city"; " the never- ending search for happiness"; " the perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy"; " man's unceasing warfare with drought and isolation"; " unremitting demands of hunger"
  2. persistent in occurrence and unvarying in nature; " maintained a constant temperature"; " a constant beat"; " principles of unvarying validity"; " a steady breeze"
  3. a quantity that does not vary
  4. a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context; " the velocity of light is a constant"
  5. steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection; " a man constant in adherence to his ideals"; " a constant lover"; " constant as the northern star"
  6. continually recurring or continuing without interruption; " constant repetition of the exercise"; " constant chatter of monkeys"
  7. Not liable, or given, to change; permanent; regular; continuous; continually recurring; steadfast; faithful; not fickle.
  8. Remaining unchanged or invariable, as a quantity, force, law, etc.
  9. Consistent; logical.
  10. A quantity that does not change its value; -- used in countradistinction to variable.
  11. A number whose value, when ascertained ( as by observation) and substituted in a general mathematical formula expressing an astronomical law, completely determines that law and enables predictions to be made of its effect in particular cases.
  12. A number expressing some property or condition of a substance or of an instrument of precision; as, the dielectric constant of quartz; the collimation constant of a transit instrument.
  13. Continuous; faithful; firm; steadfast; true; unchanging; regular.
  14. That which is not subject to change, as gravity.
  15. Constantly.
  16. Fixed, unchangeable: continual: faithful.
  17. That which remains unchanged.
  18. Fixed; unchangeable; faithful; continual.
  19. Steady; persevering; faithful; invariable.
  20. Fixed; firm; unchangeable; firm in mind or principle; steady; faithful in affection; without intermission.
  21. That which remains unchanged, as the laws of gravity or the revolutions of the earth; a quantity which remains the same throughout a problem.
  22. Firm; fixed; unchanged; steadfast; unchangeable, as in mind, purpose, affection, or principle; determined; invariably the same.
  23. Changeless; invariable; characters, structures.

Usage examples for constant

  1. The labor movement is a constant fight, it is true, but it is also a school of development. – The Trade Union Woman by Alice Henry
  2. To do this he had been constant at his work in season and out of season, during the long hours of day and the long hours of night. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  3. Winnington was thinking too much about his ward to keep a constant eye upon her. – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  4. I hope that the thought of all that she has gained is a constant comfort and help to him. – Miss Ellis's Mission by Mary P. Wells Smith
  5. There it was a constant jump from one position to another- one attack here yesterday, another there to- day. – With the Boer Forces by Howard C. Hillegas
  6. " I am an old fool to do it," she said to herself, trembling a good deal, for somehow she had been feeling very weak the last few days; the constant pain and anxiety had told upon her. – Good Luck by L. T. Meade
  7. I am old: the grave is open at my feet; and beyond it stands she who, though early lost, has been the constant passion of my life. – The Billow and the Rock by Harriet Martineau
  8. " We can't have a part of the human race living in constant fear of another part. – The Unnecessary Man by Gordon Randall Garrett
  9. His constant letters from his wife and other private friends he also found of much comfort and advantage to him. – A Journal of the Swedish Embassy in the Years 1653 and 1654, Vol II. by Bulstrode Whitelocke
  10. And does it not teach us also, what a valuable thing constant practice is? – The Fairy Godmothers and Other Tales by Mrs. Alfred Gatty
  11. Her affection for Yollande had increased with the constant care she had needed during so many long months. – The Curly-Haired Hen by Auguste Vimar
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